Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Intel can exclude PCIe from Oak Trail after FTC order

updated 05:35 pm EDT, Tue November 2, 2010

Intel Oak Trail required to carry PCIe by FTC

The Federal Trade Commission today approved an order changing its settlement with Intel to determine changes for Oak Trail processors. The company can ship the future Atom chips as-is until June 2013, when it will have to either add PCI Express to a future version or drop it entirely. Intel had originally been exempt because of Oak Trail's tablet focus, but companies have been planning Oak Trail netbooks and thus turned it into a computer.

An Oak Trail successor is already being designed to add PCIe support, Intel said.

The original August ruling had required that Intel had to keep supporting the PCI Express standard for at least six years to avoid discrimination against NVIDIA and any other company that wanted to supply their own graphics. NVIDIA had played a role in the FTC's lawsuit by accusing Intel of arranging deals that punished companies for using non-Intel video.

Oak Trail is due to ship in 2011.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringi ...

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News